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National Arboretum Canberra

Breathe in the fresh air and gaze across 250 hectares of trees.
By Jasmine Crittenden
August 02, 2019
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By Jasmine Crittenden
August 02, 2019
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Been looking for a way to de-stress? Surround yourself with trees at the National Arboretum Canberra. This extraordinary place is home to no fewer than 94 forests — made up of rare and endangered trees, from Australia and more than 100 other nations. All in all, there are more than 44,000 trees growing across 250 hectares. And two of the forests are more than a century old. Feel free to wander freely or plan your adventure according to your interests, be they Argentinian Monkey Puzzles, Croatian Judas Trees or Japanese Snowbells. There's also the National Bonsai and Peijing Collection, which includes a Yokoso Niwa (Bonsai Welcome Garden), Niwaki pines and a 165-million-year-old fossil, in the form of a petrified tree stump.

Image: Chris Holly.

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